Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple

Anrakuji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for Octagonal three-story pagoda designated as a national treasure.

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Name Anrakuji Temple
"安楽寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2361, Bessyoonsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県上田市別所温泉2361" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0268-38-2062

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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